Re: [PMH] Re: [Nautilus-list] Idea for Nautilus and GMC.

On 24 May 2001 10:19:56 -0400, Eric Mitchell wrote:
> However, you could rig up an LD_PRELOAD shared library to handle 
> some useful system calls (open, unlink, etc.) and even go so far 
> as to ask for confirmation before doing anything "suspicious" 
> (opening files outside current directory, opening network port
> to, etc.)  It would still be a pain, but would
> provide a potentially useful "sandbox" area in which to run an
> application, without compromising the integrity of the system
> as a whole.

Something which just came up (on slashdot, no less) is libsafe.. it
looks fairly interesting and might be useful for something like this.

LGPL'd to boot.  this would at least maybe prevent the stack-smash-root-
shell-opens-on-port-9999-type programs.

    - Vladimir

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